Courses

Major Filmmakers

A seminar on the major films of Luchino Visconti, Robert Bresson, and Jean-Marie Straub (and Daniele Huillet) and their literary sources. All three filmmakers made important and eccentric adaptations of major literary texts.

Sample reading list:
BernanosMouchette
VergaThe House by the Medlar Tree (I Malavolgia)
BollNot Reconciled
DostoyevskyWhite Nights
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Three hours of film screenings, approximately seventy pages of reading each week. Three short papers (approx five pages) one each on a film not discussed in seminar by Visconti, Bresson, and Straub/Huillet.

Faculty

Sections

S01

Tuesday, 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm
185 Nassau Street, Room 111

F01

Monday, 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm
185 Nassau Street, Room 110

Instructor(s)

P. Adams Sitney